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From "Jay Zylstra" <...@zylstra.us>
Subject RE: Apache Gallery Project
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2003 18:35:24 GMT
I have considered other such UI-centric efforts, but they're all
licensed under GPL, or include GPL-licensed property.  One of the
primary reasons I brought the idea of a Web-app artwork gallery to
Apache, besides its obvious utility to those developing Web-apps using
Apache's various other projects, is because of Apache's far more liberal
license, a result of the attitude that those using free software may
indeed profit by its inclusion.  GPL is not just free; it's
anti-commerce and limits the advantage of free software, requiring many
to procure an alternative anyhow; in my case, I'd have to buy something
like that offered by StockIcons (http://www.stockicons.com/), which is
what I'm trying to avoid, not on cost but on principle.

So, since this idea doesn't belong in Apache, I'll have to create yet
another free artwork project, but one with an Apache/LGPL-style license.
Now, to just come up with such a license that can apply to graphics,
since most licenses are code-centric
(http://www.opensource.org/licenses/).  Though both graphics and code
are software resources, perhaps I should broaden my horizons to consider
the Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/).  Any advice here
from a licensing expert?

JayZ


Gnome Desktop Themes:
http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnome-themes/

KDE Icons:
http://webcvs.kde.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/art-devel/icons/default/

Fedora Artwork:
http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/artwork/


-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Simons [mailto:leosimons@apache.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 2:08 AM
To: general@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Apache Gallery Project


Jay Zylstra wrote:

>I'll interpret the lack of response to mean this idea doesn't fit 
>Apache.  Okay.  But since the need remains for a free gallery of common

>Web app icons (document, search, print, etc.), does anyone have a 
>suggestion of where such a project would fit, or is anyone aware of an 
>existing one?
>
You could take a look at the KDE, Gnome, or Fedora Core art projects.
I'm sure there's more gallery-style projects out there in the desktop
linux 
world.

cheers!

- Leo



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